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by vanpeebles
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x
Replies: 10
Views: 1005

Re: Sega Mega Drive II with Mega-CD and 32x

Do you have all the cables? It should have an av connector between the two, then the final output.
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 51
Views: 2017

Re: No more leaded solder

http://www.hakko.com/english/hikaru/pages/story8.html

It's all explained there in the adventures of Hikaru. Mr Yokoo knows his stuff!
by vanpeebles
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: No more leaded solder
Replies: 51
Views: 2017

Re: No more leaded solder

Pleased I've got a good few rolls in storage. I never got on with the lead free :(
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: A special day for a very special computer!
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: A special day for a very special computer!

The design still looks great now. Awesome little machine.
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: projects
Topic: Tube Elite with hardware outputs
Replies: 24
Views: 1441

Re: Tube Elite with hardware outputs

Will you be building a big enclosed cabin with lots of gauges? 8)
by vanpeebles
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1350

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

It's one of those SCART RGB to HDMI black metal boxes from Amazon, connected to an Acorn Electron running on a 1080p HD TV. I think they are great boxes, I use all my old consoles on it. This was a snes on it:

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by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Good, modern, SCART TV
Replies: 28
Views: 1350

Re: Good, modern, SCART TV

The quality of those small metal scart to hdmi boxes is excellent!

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by vanpeebles
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: general
Topic: Maplin Electronics in administration
Replies: 110
Views: 5638

Re: Maplin Electronics in administration

I guess the internets has done for a lot, but Maplin was a shadow of it's former self. I can remember in the mid 80s, we had an Amstrad TV, which was complete crap, and constantly breaking down. My Dad was constantly battling to keep it running. We used to get our parts from a large old skool electr...
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: Work experience BITD - claims to fame, and infamy

Did it glow in the dark? :lol:
by vanpeebles
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316266

Re: Today I received.....

Big bobbin!
by vanpeebles
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316266

Re: Today I received.....

Chinesey?
by vanpeebles
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: Computer ad and review compilations
Replies: 6
Views: 807

Re: Computer ad and review compilations

You can just imagine the heat and smell of hot electronics from that huge long row of tellies.
by vanpeebles
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: other vintage computer hardware, software and games
Topic: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?
Replies: 109
Views: 8402

Re: ZX Spectrum next... Anybody backing ?

Hi Andy, how are you doing? I used to get AlchNews, years ago :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

I was dragging solder round like a pro on a veroboard. I didn't want to either! :oops:
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

Hehehe, I also like:

Hikaru: I'm a working member of society starting today. I feel the pressure. I'm the only new employee here? I wonder if I will have an opportunity to have a party with new women employees?
by vanpeebles
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

I did a load of soldering last night with the Hakko, and it's a joy. It just stays hot but never burns, it's ideal for a newbie like myself. My wiring looks a bit rough and ready, just needs testing now :lol: Also the Hakko is great because it has little cartoons on their website. http://www.hakko.c...
by vanpeebles
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: hardware
Topic: A blitter for the beeb?
Replies: 59
Views: 4575

Re: A blitter for the beeb?

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316266

Re: Today I received.....

That looks like it belongs with the Foil Silver cover Atari 2600 or Intellivision games by Imagic.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316266

Re: Today I received.....

Good work on the toastrack, some canny games there too!
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316266

Re: Today I received.....

Just needs Emma Peel to go with it! :mrgreen:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

It's to go on a veroboard. To cut a long story short I recently got a x68000 with one fitted that works fine. I got another x68000, which is faulty and I'm hoping to get it working by replacing the PSU with a modern one, and duplicating the circuit as fitted to the other one.
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

Hehe well it does involve soldering :D
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

Ordered a small kit of that :) The resistor is for the little board on here: https://nfggames.com/nfg/x68repair/ This is what I ordered http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2W-4-7K-ohm-Chunky-Resistor-5-Yellow-Violet-Red-Gold/122573886694?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 A resistor w...
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: for sale / freebies
Topic: Worth Taking a Look At
Replies: 2642
Views: 218004

Re: Worth Taking a Look At

That looks very interesting :shock:
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: general
Topic: Today I received.....
Replies: 4684
Views: 316266

Re: Today I received.....

Oh wow, now that IS lovely! 8)
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

Erk, I just ordered a flux pen too. A Kester 951?
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

Ordered a small kit of that :) The resistor is for the little board on here:

https://nfggames.com/nfg/x68repair/

This is what I ordered

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2W-4-7K-ohm-C ... 2749.l2649
by vanpeebles
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: off-topic
Topic: Which soldering iron?
Replies: 66
Views: 2942

Re: Which soldering iron?

Can anyone recommend a good no clean flux, or what is best? I also need a 4.7k ohm resistor but not sure if I have got the right thing?